Green, ecological neighborhoods are on the rise in the Netherlands. Neighborhoods of the future, where the starting point is that we have to relate to nature in a different way. Nature-inclusive, circular, with a great eye for biodiversity, native plants, climate resilience and with a diversity of houses. Not unimportant: Tiny Houses are welcome there! […]
New: overview of Tiny House residential locations
As a Tiny House pioneer and ambassador of Tiny House Nederland, I like to keep an eye on everything when it comes to Tiny House residential options in the Netherlands. And let me tell you, a LOT is happening. And this is much needed too. There are so many people looking for a place where […]
Housing, nature and food production in balance
Yesterday I shared a message from the newspaper AD about the new political program of the PvdD (Party for the animals) on LinkedIn, stating that they want to reduce livestock in the Netherlands by 75% and use that space for housing. There was some criticism about that. I have often noticed that there is a lot […]
A new adventure: Olstergaard!
I’ve been a bit withdrawn recently. It felt like I needed a period of rest and reflection. I had to let go of old things before I could start working on something new with fresh energy. That ‘something new’ has arrived! Yesterday the lottery took place for the lots in the new nature inclusive, circular […]
How to start a Tiny House initiative group
So you want to live in a Tiny House. And you have already realized that it is not that easy to find a place where you can legally live in your dream house. You can go to the municipality on your own to ask for a residential location for your Tiny House, but it is […]
Tiny House projects in the Netherlands
Last Saturday I did a photo quiz with my students during the course meeting. I showed pictures of thirteen Tiny House projects in the Netherlands and the students had to guess in which municipality those projects are located. It was a nice and playful way to show how many projects have already been established; how […]
Living the way you want
I see more and more publications from municipalities that want to create space for Tiny House projects. So, you probably think: ‘isn’t that great?’ Well, yes and no. Because the way they want to create these projects is the old-fashioned way that has nothing to do with freedom of choice. It will provide neighborhoods with […]
Enthusiasm for Tiny Houses? Oh yes!
Every now and then I hear directly or indirectly from municipalities that they doubt whether there is any interest in the idea of living in a Tiny House. Sometimes it is specifically about living in outlying areas – areas outside urban agglomeration – where facilities are less accessible. Sometimes local councilors or civil servants think […]
Call: living in a food forest in Overijssel!
Do Tiny Houses and food forests make you happy? Would you prefer to live in or on the edge of a food forest in your own Tiny House? Does living in Overijssel appeal to you and do you want to actively participate in shaping a new housing project to realize such a combination? Then I […]
Tiny Houses: beyond the pilot phase
The demand for Tiny House residential locations is still increasing. Municipalities are getting more and more questions from residents about the possibility of living in a small, simple and environmentally conscious way. But concrete residential locations are only appearing slowly. What is the reason for this, when this new form of living is clearly an […]